This great cheesy potato dish with processed cheese and ranch dressing mix is named after my friend Angela who is the best cook in all of Mississippi! It takes a little time to peel the potatoes, but one taste of this and you will be hooked! Guaranteed to be a family favorite.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with aluminum foil.

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  • Place potatoes and water in baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in the preheated oven 1 hour.

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt together processed cheese food and butter. Stir in dry ranch-style dressing mix and milk.

  • Pour the processed cheese food mixture over potatoes. Return to oven, reseal and continue cooking 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender and processed cheese food mixture is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 8.7g 18% DV; carbohydrates 17.6g 6% DV; fat 17.4g 27% DV; cholesterol 51mg 17% DV; sodium 703.1mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2002
This is different and quite tasty. I used Jerusalem artichokes instead of potatoes since we always get a big batch out of our garden and my husband loves them. Creamy and cheesy as can be and a great side dish to just about anything. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/25/2003
I'm going back to eating REAL FOOD. No subtlety of flavor no nutrition. Read More
(10)
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2002
This is different and quite tasty. I used Jerusalem artichokes instead of potatoes since we always get a big batch out of our garden and my husband loves them. Creamy and cheesy as can be and a great side dish to just about anything. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
These were awesome. I was a little bit scared of the cheese and ranch together and decided to make them anyway because hubby is a fan of both. Wow...this one is staying in the recipe books. Thanks for posting. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2003
This is AWESOME! We have an over abundance of potatoes at our house and after eating this tonight my husband literally asked if we could have it again tomorrow night and if we could use the other 10 pounds of potatoes!:) He was over exaggerating of course but they are so very good! The only thing I would say to do that I didn't do is spray the foil with PAM or something like that before you put the potatoes down. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/25/2003
I'm going back to eating REAL FOOD. No subtlety of flavor no nutrition. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2003
My husband and daughter really liked these. I only thought they were okay. The ranch and the cheese match well together but I didn't care for the Velveeta taste. I may try again with cheddar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2004
Yummy! Put some chives on top when it comes out of the oven (it adds color and flavor)! I love this recipe. I've made it several times for my friends and family and they gobble it up! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2010
These were quite tasty but bordered on being too rich. Nonetheless the pan was empty after dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2003
We add more a little more Ranch than the recipe calls for and then we add shredded cheese after it is out of the oven. It is amazing! Definitely a huge hit! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2005
Made several changes to this recipe. Cooked the potatoes in the microwave in a covered casserole dish about 6 minutes with 3T. water. Then placed cheese and 3/4 c. milk in another microwave bowl and heated until cheese was melted; added ranch dressing mix and poured over potatoes and microwaved for another 3 minutes with lid on. Let set about 5 minutes to complete the cooking process. Note that I left butter out completely which reduced the fat content and also reduced the salty taste. Husband LOVED them! Will definitely make again. Read More
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